||The Congo River Basin is found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and parts of the Republic of the Congo. The Basin also extends into the neighbouring regions of Cameroon, Zambia, Angola and the Central African Republic. The size of the basin is 1,400,000 sq. miles/3,600,000 sq. km. It contains an enormous rain forest, which is a quarter of the world’s tropical forests.
The Congo River measures 4,370 km in length, making it the second longest river in Africa. Because it flows near the Equator, the region has a tropical climate with high temperatures and regular rainfalls.